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Centerpoints: Dexter, Cage cookies, and the Oxford comma

Today’s rundown of art news includes a musical interpretation of the “Dexter” title sequence (which was made by an MCAD grad), a retracted apology by filmmaker Lars von Trier, two defenses of the Oxford comma, and more.

• Musician Adam Ben Ezra performs the opening and closing sequences of the Showtime show “Dexter,” filmed to mimic the blood-curdling closeup camera work of the original. Created by Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduate Eric Anderson, the title sequence is part of the upcoming Walker exhibition, Graphic Design: Now in Production, which opens Oct. 21, and its forthcoming catalog.  Here’s Anderson discussing the titling with Art of the Title.

• Twenty-four historic sites — including the Minneapolis art venue the Soap Factory — are vying for your votes in a Partners in Preservation contest that’ll give $1 million in preservation grants to the winning site. You can vote once per day on Facebook, now through Oct. 12.

• William Poundstone on the Weisman Art Museum‘s namesake and “the best [art collection] in L.A. that practically no one’s ever seen.”

• Lars von Trier has retracted his apology for controversial statements made about Adolph Hitler at the Cannes film festival earlier this year.

• The test kitchen tried out John Cage’s cookie recipe and found them to be “very good, as good as anything made primarily of almonds, cinnamon, maple syrup, and homemade raspberry jam could be, anyway.”

• Ten terra cotta warriors that once stood guard at the tomb of China’s first emperor are coming to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts next fall as part of a 120-object exhibition of artifacts from Qin Shi Huang’s burial site.

• The first dung paintings made by Nigerian-English artist Chris Ofili have been discovered in the vault in a gallery in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Two defenses of the Oxford comma.